And suddenly there was with the angel a great assembly of the heavenly forces praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward all.” (Luke 2:13-14)

While the text says that the heavenly armies were saying or speaking God’s praise, it’s hard to imagine they were not singing praises to God. The title of the FUMC Christmas concert this past Sunday was taken from the first phrase above: “And Suddenly.” It was a wonderful concert. All the musicians outdid themselves. Thank you to the First church choirs, instrumentalists, and the Rowlette Boys Choir. You all blessed us immensely. Special thank you to Michael Stuart for countless hours of organization, administration, meetings, rehearsals, and practice at organ and piano keyboards night after night to bless us with such an outstanding program. Your people skills, dedication, talent, hard work, and love made it an amazing Christmas gift to us all. We appreciate you!

May the music celebrating the birth of Christ continue to lift our spirits and fill our hearts and minds.

Dr. Sam